Head of Social Impact, Ripple
Ken is a multi-sector leader known for working with innovative, mission-driven companies, organizations, and individuals to create positive social and environmental impact at scale. Ken serves as Head of Social Impact for Ripple, a leading fintech company working to transform the global financial system. Ken leads Ripple’s efforts to expand and accelerate financial inclusion and fairness globally.
From 2011-2016, Ken was the founding Executive Director of the Zynga Foundation. Zynga pioneered the use of digital games for social good, delivering tens of millions in charitable donations through popular games like FarmVille and Words With Friends. Zynga also helped develop and bring to market breakthrough games in K-12 education and neuroscience.
From 2006 to 2011, Ken was Chief Operating Officer of DATA and ONE, a campaigning and advocacy organization of millions of people from around the world taking action to end extreme poverty and preventable disease, particularly in Africa. Prior to ONE, Ken was founding president and Chief Operating Officer of Network for Good, founded by AOL, Cisco and Yahoo! Since inception, Network for Good has processed more than $2.5B in charitable contributions for more than 300,000 nonprofit organizations.
Ken currently serves on the Budget and Finance Committee of the Annenberg Trust at Sunnylands and is a board member of PERIOD, a nonprofit focused on women’s menstrual health. Ken has also served on the boards of the San Francisco Parks Alliance (SFPA), San Francisco Unified School District’s Spark* SF Public Schools board and The Lexicon of Sustainability. From 2013-2016, he was a member of the board of Games for Change, serving as chair from 2014-2016. From 1994-1996, Ken attended graduate school at Indiana University’s School of Journalism in Bloomington, Indiana. He holds an Honours B.A. in English Literature from the University of Guelph, near Toronto, Canada.